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  1. Provide an interface IParsable<T>

    Provide an interface like

    public interface IParsable<T>
    {
    T Parse(String)
    Boolean TryParse(String, out T result)
    }

    so it is possible to write more generic parser logic.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Sumbit for e-mail when Create New Ticket

      When you finish creating a ticket in the system has to send one e-mail containing a copy of the ticket created including the content and the number to check the ticket creation.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow code execution in the context of the application pool account in ASP.NET

        Something that has been bothering ASP.NET developers since day one is when they would like in some scenarios to execute code in the context of the application pool account. Can you please implement it in HttpApplicationInstance so that code can be executed in the context of the Application Pool account? Something similar to SharePoint SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPriviledges?

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to define default retention policy as part of the process template

          It would be nice to be able to setup default retention policies as part of the process template.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add reason to MSTest IgnoreAttribute.

            I would like to be able to put a reason on my ignored tests. The reason should be visibile when I'm looking at hte ignored tests in test-explorer.
            E.g. [TestMethod, Ignore("This test is ignored because....")]

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              1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Visual Studio Tools for GItでの用語の統一

              Visual Studio Tools for GItで、CheckoutがSwitchになっているなど、TFSの用語とGitの用語とが混在していて、逆にわかりにくくなっている様に思います。Git向けのツールなので、Gitの用語に統一した方がわかりやすくなると思います。

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow the subject of a With block to be referenced in the block using a new keyword WithRef

                Primarily, this is a convenience mechanism to avoid having to declare a variable in certain cases.

                Proposed:

                Function ReturnNewCheese(cheeseType as CheeseEnum) as Cheese
                With New Cheese
                .CheeseType = cheeseType 'property
                .Curdle 'method
                Helpers.DoSomethingWithCheese(WithRef)
                Return WithRef
                End With
                Exit Function

                Now:

                Function ReturnNewCheese(cheeseType as CheeseEnum) as Cheese
                Dim x as New Cheese
                With x
                .CheeseType = cheeseType
                .Curdle
                Helpers.DoSomethingWithCheese(x) 'requires explicit variable declaration
                End With
                Return x 'requires explicit variable declaration
                Exit Function

                9 votes
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                  under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow using different languages more easily

                  Allow using different languages dynamically.

                  So in my C# file I could do:
                  string a = "Space";
                  string b = "Hello";
                  using(C)
                  {
                  int g = 0, h = 0;
                  while(a[g++] = b[h++]);
                  }

                  And a string is copied (or did I make a mistake? :P)

                  I don't know if this is even possible, but it would allow you to use the old optimization hacks in any language.
                  Of course any objects created in the using would be inaccessible after the bracket closes.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make Regex support Unicode at least at level 1

                    Current implementation of regular expressions is handling code units as a code points, effectively messing up everything related to charaters outside of BMP.

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                      0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make Visual Studio, or the TFS plugin, ask credentials for a proxy

                      There is a problem with Visual Studio or the TFS plugin regarding to accessing a Team Foundation Server or Service behind a proxy and when the proxy want credentials, VS is not aware of this. It just tries to pass the proxy and receives a http 407 error.

                      There is a kind of workaround for this, when you select Tools->Extensions and Updates->Product updates then VS ask for credentials. Then TFS can be contacted temporarily, but after a while the connection times out (I suppose) and TFS is unavailable again, and new 407 errors are received.

                      Note the internal webbrowser has…

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Manpower availability overview / Resource calendar

                        Apart from the great project / team based features, you should add more enterprise relevant functionality,i.e. functionality that allows to see the availability of resources.

                        It's nice to see how much time I commit to an iteration. But I can commit 8 hours daily to as many projects as I want right now, which makes no sense.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • git

                          Add support for Git Staging area

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                          • DateTime precision

                            DateTime precision has a very limited precision. Based on my google searches there are a good amount of people who are looking for a solid solution to highly precise datetimes within .NET. Here is what seems to be a reasonable solution - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1416139/how-to-get-timestamp-of-tick-precision-in-net-c. You should be able to force the DateTime datatype to offer as precise as possible of values, possibly an alternate UtcNow property such as UtcNowPrecise or something of the sort.

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                              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Pull all the load test results from the database and put it in the form of customized web pages for easy readability

                              Existing System :- loading each load test results one after the other from 'Load and Mange Results' window. If we would like to see a consolidated report for all the previous executions either from a single load test or multiple load tests is not possible now. Instead we need to open and see the results individually

                              Proposed Solution : A configurable web site displaying all the execution results with time stamps in tabular format (similar to individual report's summary page), we can drill down from there to the detailed result.

                              5 votes
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                              • TF CheckIn command: Default selected should be from context only.

                                Using VS2012 / TFS 2012:

                                If I execute "tf checkin" from a solution folder (e.g. $/Default/Solution1), the dialog should, by default, only have checked items in or beneath that folder. As it is now, the dialog will have everything checked - regardless of where I issue the command.

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                                • Implement ability to View Java and PHP files (.jar, .php, etc.) in Team Web Access

                                  Implement ability to View Java and PHP files (.jar, .php, etc.) in Team Web Access as well as the ability compare/diff display the files. Presently Java/PHP developers using the TFS/Eclipse Plug-In are unable to use the "Source" area in Team Web Access as the web interface will not display .jar, .php and other plain-text files. This makes TWA an unattractive tool for these developers.

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                                  • enable the Coded UI Test Builder to work for two users logged in on a server

                                    My company is using Windows Server 2008 R2 and VS2012. When two users are logged in at a time and one of them is using the Coded UI Test builder, the other can't access it.

                                    If the second user tries to acces it he gets an errro message asking the user to close the Coded UI Test Builder first. This error message can't be right since this user didn't ever turn the Test Builder on. How's the user supposed to know that somebody else on another session is using the Test Builder?
                                    The Coded UI Test Builder should be available…

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                                    • Mirror the .NET framework source code on Github

                                      It would really be helpful if the .NET framework source code was available for online browsing and referencing. Hosting the source code on GitHub would enable this as well as the ability to link to files and even specific lines of code. However the current code drop would need to be better organized before it is mirrored online. Organizing by folder/namespace would make it really easy to navigate.

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                                      • Team Favorites Explicit Tile Placement

                                        Instead of the flow layout where dashboard Team Favorites tiles flow from left to right then from top to bottom, allow for explicit placement of tiles.

                                        This would allow me to group relevant tiles together.

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                                        • Automating the Microsoft Outlook and Communicator Lync work flows with VSTS?

                                          Please provide support to automate microsoft office products(outlook, lync, excel) using VSTS Coded UI test 2010/2012.The Objective is to validate the flow of information across applications(Microsoft and In-House).

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